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Hearing, Speech and Swallowing ScienceWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 301381.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Basic knowledge of anatomical and physiological concepts as introduced in relevant first year anatomy & physiology units

Incompatible Units
300897 Anatomy of the Head & Neck 300754 Neuroanatomy

400868 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1

400869 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4763 Bachelor of Speech Pathology or 4764 Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours ).

About this Unit
Speech Pathologists require a sound knowledge of the relevant structures and functions of the central and peripheral nervous system to be able to understand hearing, language and swallowing processes, and how disease or dysfunction affects them. This unit covers the anatomical and vascular structures of the head and neck, their development and functions, medical imaging and neural plasticity. Topics include the somatosensory systems, motor systems, and the role of the brainstem, cranial nerves, and executive systems in controlling hearing, speech, language and swallowing processes. Common congenital, degenerative and acquired neurological disorders are described. This unit will develop knowledge relevant to other units related to speech pathology.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Students enrolled will be required for 5x2hr anatomy practicals at Campbelltown campus. All students are required to have a lab coat, safety glasses and to complete an online WHS induction quiz.

4763.2Bachelor of Speech PathologyCONTINUING
4763.3Bachelor of Speech PathologyCURRENT
4788.1Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)CURRENT
4789.1Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Science)CURRENT

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